2nd Test, Wellington, Feb 6-10 1997, England tour of New Zealand
(103.2 ov)
124 & 191
England won by an innings and 68 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand 1st Innings
BA Young c †Stewart b Gough829400027.58
BA Pocock c Cork b Caddick622340027.27
AC Parore c †Stewart b Gough45151080.00
SP Fleming c & b Caddick11925005.26
NJ Astle c Croft b Gough36901183040.00
CL Cairns c Hussain b Gough3640050.00
LK Germon (c) †c †Stewart b Caddick1027460037.03
DN Patel c Cork b Caddick4566996068.18
SB Doull c †Stewart b Gough022000.00
GI Allott c Knight b Cork11831005.55
DL Vettori not out310130030.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 2)7
TOTAL(48.3 Ov, RR: 2.55, 219 Mts)124
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Blair Pocock), 2-18 (Bryan Young), 3-19 (Adam Parore), 4-19 (Stephen Fleming), 5-23 (Chris Cairns), 6-48 (Lee Germon), 7-85 (Nathan Astle), 8-85 (Simon Doull), 9-106 (Geoff Allott), 10-124 (Dipak Patel)
DG Cork1443412.4202
AR Caddick18.354542.4300
D Gough1664052.5001
England 1st Innings
NV Knight c Patel b Doull810121080.00
MA Atherton (c)lbw b Doull3070953042.85
AJ Stewart c Fleming b Allott52861226060.46
N Hussain c Young b Vettori641581886140.50
GP Thorpe st †Germon b Patel10824932912043.37
JP Crawley c †Germon b Doull561411874139.71
DG Cork lbw b Astle745590015.55
RDB Croft c Fleming b Doull046000.00
D Gough c Fleming b Doull1834473052.94
AR Caddick c Allott b Vettori20182420111.11
PCR Tufnell not out614210042.85
Extras(b 3, lb 9, nb 2)14
TOTAL(137.3 Ov, RR: 2.78, 550 Mts)383
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Nick Knight), 2-80 (Mike Atherton), 3-106 (Alec Stewart), 4-213 (Nasser Hussain), 5-331 (Graham Thorpe), 6-331 (John Crawley), 7-331 (Robert Croft), 8-357 (Dominic Cork), 9-357 (Darren Gough), 10-383 (Andy Caddick)
SB Doull28107552.6700
GI Allott3169112.9302
DL Vettori34.3109822.8400
CL Cairns42802.0000
NJ Astle1453012.1402
DN Patel2465912.4500
BA Pocock201005.0000
New Zealand 2nd Innings
BA Pocock c Knight b Gough642713355023.61
BA Young c †Stewart b Tufnell561031326054.36
AC Parore lbw b Croft15941160015.95
SP Fleming c & b Croft01110000.00
DN Patel lbw b Croft025000.00
LK Germon (c) † b Gough1149580022.44
NJ Astle c †Stewart b Gough413260030.76
CL Cairns c Knight b Caddick2259613037.28
SB Doull c Knight b Gough032000.00
GI Allott  b Caddick215250013.33
DL Vettori not out27140028.57
Extras(b 5, lb 4, nb 6)15
TOTAL(103.2 Ov, RR: 1.84, 398 Mts)191
Fall of wickets: 1-89 (Bryan Young), 2-125 (Adam Parore), 3-125 (Stephen Fleming), 4-125 (Dipak Patel), 5-161 (Lee Germon), 6-164 (Blair Pocock), 7-175 (Nathan Astle), 8-175 (Simon Doull), 9-182 (Geoff Allott), 10-191 (Chris Cairns)
DG Cork1014204.2002
AR Caddick27.2114021.4600
RDB Croft2091930.9501
D Gough2395242.2600
PCR Tufnell2392911.2604
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Graham Thorpe
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1354
Match days6,7,8,9,10 February 1997 (5-day match)
Test debut
Daniel Vettori
Steve Bucknor
Doug Cowie
TV Umpire
Evan Watkin
Match Referee
Peter Burge
Thu, 06 Feb - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 56/6 (NJ Astle 15*, DN Patel 5*)
Fri, 07 Feb - day 2 - England 1st innings 204/3 (N Hussain 60*, GP Thorpe 47*)
Sat, 08 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 48/0 (BA Pocock 13*, BA Young 32*)
Sun, 09 Feb - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 125/4 (BA Pocock 45*, LK Germon 0*)
Mon, 10 Feb - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 191 (103.2 ov) - end of match
Day 5
  • Lunch: NZ 177/8 (Cairns 12*, Allott 0*)
  • England take the new ball after 81 overs.
  • England's 3rd innings victory against NZ in the past 8 Tests between the 2 countries (others were 1991/92 1st Test, 1994 1st Test). These are the only innings victories by England against any country in the past 10 years.
Day 4
  • Match delayed due to rain. 2 hours and 45 minutes lost with a minimum of 49 overs to be bowled.
Day 3
  • Lunch: Eng 282/4 (Thorpe 85*, Crawley 33*)
  • Tea: Eng 350/7 (Cork 4*, Gough 14*)
  • SB Doull's 4th 5-wicket haul and his 5th wicket gave him 50 Test wickets.
Day 2
  • Lunch: Eng 20/1 (Atherton 7*, Stewart 5*)
  • Tea: Eng 115/3 (Hussain 14*, Thorpe 5*)
Day 1
  • Match delayed due to rain. Two sessions play lost with 30 overs minimum to be bowled.
  • 18 year old Vettori becomes the youngest player ever to play for New Zealand.